Excerpts About Allowing

The allowing position is an alternative that your mind doesn’t usually see. Your mind could see there is this way or that way. But there might be hundreds of other ways. Which way is broader, more expansive – to be free while your environment is the way it is now, or to be free only when it changes? The first perspective of allowing is to see that these are walls that can be removed. But, the allowing perspective is so big that it can even see the walls are there, and still allow them to be there. The perspective of allowing is so big that it transcends even the issue of whether there are walls or not. You allow – when there are walls, when there are no walls. The walls themselves can be seen and allowed; and in the middle of the wall, in the thickness of the wall there can be an open space, openness can be there. So allowing can enable you to tolerate stuckness when you are working through a belief or feeling and identifying with it – the whole process of dealing with an issue happens within the space or attitude of allowing.
Diamond Heart Book I, p. 175176   •  discuss »
To know freedom, you need a certain perception, a certain attitude towards things that will itself bring freedom. If you’re thinking now, “I know what to do about that situation”, you’re not allowing. It is a state of existence, a state of being. It has nothing to do with, “I’m going to do this or that”, none of that! It’s an attitude, a final attitude which is the absence of any attitude, or the allowing of any attitude. You allow even not allowing. Otherwise you’re making a restriction. The moment you take any stance, you are structuring and putting a wall in the allowing space. Even when the stance is allowing everything, the only thing you can do is just to live your life completely. And now the mind does not know what to say. what is left is the purest nature of the mind itself, complete allowingness. The freedom is so free, it allows the boundaries.
Diamond Heart Book I, p. 177   •  discuss »
So, you need to be willing not only to allow your dreams of what you want and your current self-image to change completely to something else, you also need to allow even your inner experience, your inner sensations, to change in kind and in quality. Otherwise you will stop your growth. And you will discover after a while, after a long process of growth that some of the deepest and the most cherished inner sensations that you can have are sensations or experiences of being yourself, the experience of your true identity, or Essence.
Diamond Heart Book I, p. 168169   •  discuss »
So, one thing we can learn from True Nature is to have no preference, no choice; we don't need to choose what to experience. Our experience always simply happens. If we try to choose and say, "This is good, this is bad, this situation should include this and not that," we are already separating ourselves from True Nature; we are already not practicing. True Nature shows us that to be where we are means having an awareness that embraces whatever is – whatever our perceptions are, at whatever level, in whatever condition or state we are in. That awareness embraces our experience completely, with immediate feeling, with as much understanding as possible. The awareness contacts the experience, holds it, embraces it – just by being there, by being with it, in it, around it.
The Unfolding Now, p. 25   •  discuss »

This is not something to make into rules of conduct. What I’m saying here is to open your mind. To know freedom, you need a certain perception, a certain attitude that will itself bring freedom. If you’re thinking, “I know what to do about that situation,” you’re not allowing. Allowing is a state of being. It has nothing to do with “I’m going to do this or that.” It’s an attitude—a final attitude—which is the absence of any attitude, or the allowing of any attitude. You allow even not allowing. Otherwise you’re making a restriction. The moment you take any stance, you are putting a wall in the allowing space. Even when the stance is allowing everything, the only thing you can do is just live your life completely. The mind does not know what to say. what is left is the purest nature of the mind itself: complete allowingness. The freedom is so free that it allows boundaries. I’m sure each one of you is stuck in a certain boundary someplace as I’m talking. Each of you can recognize the restrictions of your own world that you’re dealing with right now. Do you want to keep it the way it is or get rid of it? As long as there’s a part of you that wants to go somewhere or finds another part unacceptable, there is no freedom.


Diamond Heart Book I, p. 177   •  discuss »

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